ARCHIVE Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections

For over 100 years Pine Mountain has been focused on enriching lives and connecting people through Appalachian place-based education for all ages.

An in-depth digital look at the Pine Mountain Settlement School Archive. The collections include photographs, documents, biographies, books, objects, videos and other materials that describe the institution from its beginnings in 1913 to the present day. Many documents are available in FULL TEXT. Work is ongoing.

ARCHIVE INDEX TO SERIES AND GUIDES

FULL INDEX TO COLLECTIONS

Now over 2,000 pages of local and regional history and biographies.

ABOUT THE ARCHIVE

OUR VISION

The Vision of the Pine Mountain Settlement School Archive is to provide a voice that will encourage transformations in our relationship to the cultures of the Appalachian region through access to a unique and extensive body of material about a rural settlement school within the region. The rural settlement school movement and its impact on the people of Eastern Kentucky and the Southern Appalachians is a story that has sometimes been misrepresented, romanticized, or only partially understood. We envision an accessible, deep, vibrant and vital resource that will encourage exploration and collaborative dialogue about the hidden and sometimes contested history of rural settlement schools. We envision broader dissemination of research materials across all public, private, and federal sectors interested in Southern Appalachian cultures and life. more …

OUR ARCHIVAL MISSION

The Pine Mountain Settlement School archival mission supports the institutional mission and strategic planning goals. Our institutional mission continues a long 105-year history of multiple educational and social enrichment programs centered on the local community and beyond. Once a boarding school with a progressive educational curriculum, Pine Mountain School’s recent educational programming has moved away from residential education to multi-faceted offerings of short-term environmental, cultural, medical, social, agricultural, and art and craft programs and workshops. But, the archive has not moved away from, nor will it move away from, a commitment to Pine Mountain as place and people. more …

To access the Archive go to INDEX TO ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS (also at the top of the page).

Go to PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL MAIN PAGE to learn more about the School’s current workshops, community interaction, annual events, and other activities. It is also where you can find information about donating to the School and visiting the campus.


WHAT’S NEW AND OLD! 

JUNE 2020

The Mountaineers: Our Own Lost Tribes

By  Rollin Lynde Hartt and illustrated by John Wolcott Adams

1913 “Nothing is typical of five and a half million Americans inhabiting 112,000 square miles of alpine paradise. Mountaineers differ, mountain neighborhoods differ, and much that characterizes the mountains characterizes also the lowlands.”

MAY 2020

DIS-EASE

THE PANDEMIC OF 1918-19 IN THE APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

The Appalachian coalfields, the Settlement Movement, and transnationalism.

1932 Health Survey of Harlan County

Captures a glimpse of the people, the coal camps, the doctors, the churches, and the diversity of the county during a challenging period in the history of the U.S.A.

APRIL 2020

Mary Rogers

EARTH
“Some things never change.” BUT SOMETIMES THEY DO.

Mary Rogers
EARTH DAY 2020

MARCH 2020

Lewis Lyttle, MInister and Judge< friend of Katherine Pettit.

A BRAVE AND IMAGINATIVE PLAN TAKES SHAPE
Lewis Lyttle – A Key Player in the Founding of PMSS

“I think there is a good place here where Greasy, Middle Fork, Line Fork, Straight Creek, Leatherwood, Cutshin, all head in against the Pine Mountain. Pure air, pure water and plenty of children to enjoy it.”


FEBRUARY 2020

HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF YOUTH UPON THE MOUNTAIN

The optimism of youth in wartime from the publication Conifer edited by the students at Pine Mountain Settlement School in 1944. Lessons for hard times and good times. Lessons for all times from our youth —

JANUARY 2020

MOONLIGHT SCHOOLS

The work opened out before me step by step, ” she said. “If I had known or foreseen the road ahead, a typical mountain road, I doubt if I should have had the courage to try.

Cora Wilson Stewart

SALAMANDERS

Limestone Creek, a favorite salamander hideaway at Pine Mountain where, in 1927, herpetologist Clifford H. Pope gathered his specimens for the American Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

SEE WHAT’S NEW! ARCHIVE for previous featured collections. For example: GUIDE TO FAMILIES IN PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY.

COMMENTS and CONTACT

Comments and feedback regarding the material on this website or on the institutional history are welcomed. Comments directly on the website are not enabled.

Please contact office@pinemountainsettlementschool.com or (606) 558-3571 with your inquiries and comments. We welcome your identification of people and activities on our site and, particularly, corrections to the record. Please see OUR PRIVACY POLICY and contact our office if you believe we have violated your rights to privacy.


ARCHIVE ABOUT

ACCESS GUIDELINES

PMSS ARCHIVE MISSION STATEMENT (extended)


FORMS & INFORMATION

COLLECTION DONATIONS

DONOR AGREEMENT

ORAL HISTORY RELEASE AGREEMENT

ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION – PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES

USE OF IMAGES RELEASE FORM

USE AGREEMENT Commercial

USE AGREEMENT Non-Commercial


ABOUT OCR TEXT

Many of the texts included in this site have been automatically generated using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. In some cases, these texts have not been manually reviewed or corrected.

OCR enables searching of large quantities of full-text data, but it is not 100% accurate. The level of accuracy depends on the print quality of the original publication and its condition at the time of microfilming. Publications with poor quality paper, small print, mixed fonts, multiple column layouts or damaged pages may have poor OCR accuracy.


CITATION OF MATERIALS

Any PUBLIC use of material must properly cite Pine Mountain Settlement School in the following manner:

 “[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. [date], Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. [date accessed]


STATEMENT REGARDING PRIVACY

The manuscript collections and archival records in the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections may contain sensitive and/or confidential information derived from historical archives that may be protected under federal and state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers who wish to publish and users who may share material from the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections are advised by this notice that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in some collections within the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. may be a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person for which Pine Mountain Settlement School assumes no responsibility.

If you believe that your privacy rights have been invaded please notify the following. 

office@pinemountainsettlementschool.com

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

See INDEX TO COLLECTIONS for an overview of collections and series.